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A team of 10 from Willmott Dixon Partnerships and Yorkshire Coast Homes pedalled their way to £2,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH) by cycling 85 miles from Rotherham to Scarborough.
The initiative is part of a pledge by Willmott Dixon Partnerships, the repairs and maintenance brand of Willmott Dixon, to raise £20,000 this year for GOSH.
The Rotherham to Scarborough bike ride was one of the first of a series of year-long activities for GOSH, with participants including Willmott Dixon’s Scarborough branch manager Stuart Witty and chief executive of Yorkshire Coast Homes Shaun Tymon.
Stuart Witty said: “We wanted to do something on a grand scale and what better way than to cycle between our Rotherham and Scarborough branches; a fantastic idea from our Scarborough customer and community officer, Susan Godbold, who did a great job rallying support.
“We were thrilled to have so many people come forward to take part – even those who hadn’t cycled on this scale before. Everyone enjoyed the day – more so knowing that we all worked to raise such a fantastic figure for a worthwhile charity. This event has certainly got our UK-wide fundraising pledge off to a great start.”
Other participants included members of Willmott Dixon’s team from its contracts with Home Group Central and Rotherham.
Shaun Tymon from Yorkshire Coast Homes added: “I am a keen cyclist and taking part in this group event was a great experience. We all supported one another – not only in raising money but on the day too. I am proud that we have worked in partnership with Willmott Dixon to leave a lasting legacy for GOSH.” The team completed the cycle in eight hours and finished up at Willmott Dixon Partnerships' branch in Scarborough.
Earlier in the month the Scarborough team held a Fun Friday event to also raise money for GOSH. Raising £237, the event included a host of fun activities including sponge the boss and a cake sale. The money raised will be added to the Scarborough branch’s running total.
Willmott Dixon Partnerships currently works with Yorkshire Coast Homes on a £3.2million contract to repair and maintain 4,500 homes in Scarborough and Whitby.
Follows the appointment in August to build a Passivhaus leisure centre for Spelthorne Borough Council
The extension and refurbishment project will enable the school to offer improved specialist facilities to 127 pupils, aged between four and 19 years old
The partnership will see the two firms collaborate, allowing them to deliver a wider range of healthcare construction projects than they could do individually
Our team took top honours at the 2021 Construction Manager of the Year Awards, which recognises the nation’s best project managers.
The intricate refurbishment will include reshaping the seating and stage to allow live performances with improved sightlines, while original features including the ziggurat ceiling and the building’s frontage will be restored to their former glory.
Willmott Dixon’s Construction and Interiors businesses will work in partnership with a range of charities, social enterprises and community groups and conservationists.